Ministry of Justice Human Rigths and Correctional Service Website.

Desiged and Maintained by Samson Rasehloho

The Mission Statement:

The Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Service is charged with the dispensation and administration of Justice, Protection and Promotion of Human Rights and the Rehabilitation of offenders.

In fulfilling its mandate, the Ministry encompases efficient delivery of Justice and accessibility thereto through improved and effective use of Correctional Resources and provision of skills; ensuring a culture of zero tolerance to corruption and that Human Rights are of power , children, the vulnerable, people with disabilities and those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Lesotho Judiciary

The constitution provides for an independent judicial system. The judiciary is made up of the Court of Appeal, the High Court, Magistrate's Courts, and traditional courts that exist predominately in rural areas. All but one of the Justices on the Court of Appeal are South African jurists.

There is no trial by jury; rather, judges make rulings alone, or, in the case of criminal trials, with two other judges as observers. The constitution also protects basic civil liberties, including freedom of speech, association, and the press; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of religion.

The legal system is based on English common law and Roman-Dutch law with judicial review of legislative acts in High Court and Court of Appeal. Lesotho has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.

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